As the Northmost province of China, Heilongjiang has a long, cold winter that provides a good condition for snow skiing and ice sculpture, both of which make it a famous tourist destination for the Chinese. Used to the hardship of cold climate that could fall as low as -45 Celsius in some region, the Heilongjiang women are also good at dealing with hardships in life. Being of a kind and generous nature, they simply must ease the hardships for others. Maybe that’s why the married women usually require very little responsibilities from their husbands except for their personal protection and company, and they don’t depend on them for any household duties or even for income.
Their local cuisine, which is representative of the Chinese Northeastern cuisine, is very famous and unique in China, although to a Western connoisseur it might not appear at first overtly delicate or cultured. The standard family cooking is served usually as a large pot of vegetable and meat stew, which helps fend off the wintry coldness while providing good energy for the men who do physical work in the lumber and machine industries that are most common in this region. Many think of the delicious but rough-looking Northeastern cuisine as representative of their culture, for they are not calculated to please superficially, either with a pretentious appearance or with the expensiveness of the ingredients. They are simple, delicious and good for health, just like the women here.
Bordering Russia to the north and the east, there’s an exoticism that’s visible in the Heilongjiang women. Compared to the other two Northeastern provinces the women here are said to be closer to Russian or Northern Europeans in their sentiment. As tall as fashion models, they love to eat ice cream during winter, and are also very avant-guard in their fashion tastes in the eyes of other Chinese. They can also be the wandering type, and it’s not strange to see some of them living down south. They value friendship and are loyal to their friends. Heilongjiang girls are also said have well-rounded reasoning and taste, and are long-term thinkers who have a good control of their emotions. Therefore they are said to be less naive and more worldly in their conduct.